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STAGGER LEE From an old folk song called ´Stagolee´ which was based on a true story (Lyrics : Lloyd Price) Lloyd Price - 1959 Wilson Pickett (as ´Stag-O-Lee´) - 1967 Tommy Roe - 1971 The night was clear and the moon was yellow And the leaves came tumbling down I was standing on the corner when I heard my bulldog bark He was barkin´ at the two men who were gamblin´ in the dark It was Stagger Lee and Billy, two men who gambled late Stagger Lee threw seven, Billy swore that he threw eight Stagger Lee told Billy, ´I can´t let you go with that You have won all my money and my brand new stetson hat´ Stagger Lee went home and he got his forty-four Said ´I´m goin´ to the barroom just to pay that debt I owe´ Go Stagger Lee! (instumental break) Stagger Lee went to the barroom and he stood across the barroom door He said ´Nobody move´ and he pulled his forty-four ´Stagger Lee´, cried Billy, ´Oh, please don´t take my life I got three little children and a very sickly wife´ (Go Stagger Lee) Stagger Lee shot Billy, oh he shot that poor boy so bad Till the bullet came through Billy and it broke the bartender´s glass Look out Stagger Lee!

    


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